Silvernagle splits opening day at Scotties

By Clark Stork
January 3, 2018 - 8:28am

 A slow start to day one of the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts was erased by the final shot of the night for Robyn Silvernagle.

The North Battleford rink was downed 8-5 in draw one of the provincial women’s curling championship by Chantelle Eberle of Regina Tuesday afternoon. In draw two, Silvernagle rebounded with an extra-end 4-3 win over Penny Barker in a rematch of last year’s final.

“It was definitely a bit of struggle to start but we figured out the ice,” she said. “We used game one as a learning experience since we didn’t get the win.”

The night draw was much tighter defensively, Silvernagle held a 3-0 lead into the seventh end. Barker scored once in the seventh pulling within two. After a blank end in eight Barker stole a single in both the ninth and 10th ends to force an extra-end. Facing a pair of Barker stones, Silvernagle delivered a perfect tap on the button sealing the rink’s first win of the nine-team championship. She said it felt good to salvage the opening day.

“We were hoping to split the day, it’s nice to come out with a win and get going,” Silvernagle said.

Silvernagle will play the next two draws before the team gets the night time draw off Wednesday. At 10 a.m. the rink faces Candace Chisholm. In the afternoon draw the team meets Sherry Anderson.

 

Clark.stork@jpbg.ca

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